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Title: Unity Diversity = University!


1
Unity Diversity University!
  • Fall Training 2010

2
Color Quiz



3
Thinking In Color
  • What is diversity?
  • How is diversity different from multiculturalism?
  • Why is diversity an uncomfortable topic?

4
No One is Born a Racist?
  • We have unrealistic expectations when discussing
    diversity.
  • Prejudice is unnatural.
  • Acceptance just happens.
  • We should all be colorblind.

5
The Other
  • Anthropology We can only understand another
    culture within its own terms.
  • Biology It is human nature to create categories
    and divide the world.
  • Philosophy In order to develop
    self-consciousness we must compare ourselves to
    others.
  • Sociology Certain ethnic/social groups are
    stereotyped and excluded to create an imbalance
    of power.

6
What Defines Otherness?
  • Age/Generation
  • Gender/Sexual Orientation
  • Race/Ethnicity/Nationality
  • Socio-Economic Status/Education
  • Religion/Political Beliefs
  • Mental/Physical Disability
  • Family Life/Experience
  • Personality/Appearance

7
Confronting the Other
  • Truth vs. Perspective
  • Sympathy vs. Empathy
  • Political Correctness vs. Respect

8
Truth vs. Perspective
  • Truth is the quality of being in accordance with
    experience, facts, or reality.
  • Perspective is a specific point of view in
    understanding or judging things or events,
    especially one that shows them in their true
    relations to one another.
  • Websters New World Dictionary

9
Sympathy vs. Empathy
  • Sympathy is the ability to cognitively understand
    a persons emotional state. It often includes
    concepts like pity and compassion.
  • Empathy is about experiencing another persons
    feelings. You imagine or experience events from
    their point of view.

10
Political Correctness vs. Respect
  • Wikipedia defines Political Correctness as real
    or perceived attempts to impose limits on
    language, terms, and viewpoints in public
    discussion in order to avoid potentially
    offensive terminology.
  • Seinfeld Should we be talking about this?

11
Take a 5- Minute Break!
12
Quiz My Favorite Topic
  • ME!

13
Group Discussion
  • What are stereotypes?
  • When have you felt judged as a stereotype?
  • When have you imposed a stereotype on another
    person?
  • Can stereotypes be positive?

14
The Power of Language
  • Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Language shapes our ideas
    and actions. People will also respond to their
    linguistic labels in the way they are expected
    to.

15
Oppressive Language
  • Nigger
  • Gyp
  • Crazy
  • Wetback
  • Faggot
  • White Trash
  • Lame
  • Ghetto

16
Inclusive Language
  • Be aware of gendered nouns.
  • i.e. freshman vs. first-year student
  • Be aware of slang that promotes oppression and
    stereotypes.
  • i.e. wife-beater
  • Choose words that are descriptive rather than
    polarizing.
  • i.e. substitutes for ghetto, gay, and retarded

17
The Problem with Tolerance
  • Negative Levels of Attitude
  • Repulsion
  • Pity
  • Tolerance
  • Acceptance

18
The Joys of Nurturance
  • Positive Levels of Attitude
  • Support
  • Admiration
  • Appreciation
  • Nurturance

19
Lets Move Outside!
20
Social Justice
  • Social Justice is a process and a goal
  • Process Understanding the social power dynamics
    and social inequality that result in some groups
    having privilege, status, and access while others
    are denied these.
  • Goal Full and equal participation of all groups
    in society equitable distribution of resources
    all members are physically and psychologically
    safe and secure sense of social responsibility.

21
Privilege and Oppression
  • Privilege Unearned access to resources only
    readily available to some people as a result of
    their advantaged social group membership.
  • Oppression A system that maintains advantage and
    disadvantage based on social group memberships.
  • Ally A member of a dominant group who works to
    end oppression.

22
Privilege
  • Why does privilege make us so uncomfortable?
  • How do we move beyond the guilt of privilege?

23
Becoming an Ally
  • An Ally
  • Feels good about own social group membership is
    comfortable and proud of identity.
  • Social Group Membership Profile
  • Takes responsibility for learning about targeted
    group heritage.
  • Listens to and respects the perspectives and
    experiences of targeted group members.

24
Becoming an Ally
  • An Ally
  • Acknowledges unearned privileges received as a
    result of advantaged status.
  • Recognizes that unlearning oppressive beliefs and
    actions is a lifelong process.
  • Is willing to be confronted about own behavior
    and attitudes.
  • Is committed to taking action against social
    justice in own sphere of influence.

25
What Would You Do?
  • How would an Ally respond to these scenarios?
  • http//abcnews.go.com/Primetime/WhatWouldYouDo/sto
    ry?id4339476page1
  • http//abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id4719578
  • http//abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id6746215

26
How Can We Celebrate Diversity?
  • Look how far we have come!

27
Diversity is in all of Us
  • Why not let people differ about their answers to
    the great mysteries of the Universe? Let each
    seek one's own way to the highest, to one's own
    sense of supreme loyalty in life, one's ideal of
    life. Let each philosophy, each world-view bring
    forth its truth and beauty to a larger
    perspective, that people may grow in vision,
    stature and dedication.
  • Algernon Black

28
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